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A bust of Hercules: profile. Drawing, c. 1792.

Lavater, Johann Caspar, 1741-1801.
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ca. 1792

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In the text, Lavater writes of an "air of voluptuous indolence, refinement in pleasure"; however, the forehead should be squarer "if it shows a man who accomplishes whatever he pleases" Appears in the book in a chapter called "Of the strength and weakness of constitution"

Publication/Creation

[London], ca. 1792.

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 30031i

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